MUMBAI: In a shocking incident that reveals the state of agrarian crisis in the country, a farmer in Maharashtra got just over Rs 1,000 for selling 750 kg onion.
The farmer--Sanjay Sathe, who hails from Nashik, was so upset that he decided to send the money to PM. Sathe sent the money order, mentioning that the amount be deposited in disaster relief fund.
Farmers have been agitating across India over the worsening crisis in the farm sector. They've also marched in Mumbai and Delhi, seeking govt attention. [December 2, 2018 Newsbits.in]
HARDA: Liquor was seized from the houses of BJP and Congress leaders in Madhya Pradesh, just ahead of Assembly polls.
Around 50 cartons of illegal liquor was seized from Domanmau, where it was allegedly kept at the residence of Congress leader Umashankar Vishnoi, for distribution, said police.
Similarly, 40 cartons of liquor was seized from the godown adjoining BJP leader NK Gaur's house in Balagaon. Acting on informers' tips, police took the action in Harda district. [Harda, MP November 25, 2018 NewsBits.in]
SHIVPURI: Former Union minister Uma Bharti has said that there is anti-incumbency against the opposition (Congress) in Madhya Pradesh.
Bharti, a former MP CM, was addressing a rally in Pichhor in Shivpuri. She said that Congress couldn't play the role of a constructive opposition, and hence there is no anti-incumbency against the ruling party (BJP).
Bharti said that pro-people schemes have benefited millions of ordinary people in Madhya Pradesh. She took a dig at Scindia family and said that the rulers of princely states never suffered, unlike us (BJP leaders) who faced lathis for the cause of people". [Ranjeet Gupta, Shivpuri November 22, 2018 NewsBits.in]